Bright sparks

  1. Berkeley Castle
    Berkeley Castle is unique; it has been lived in by the same family for almost 900 years, long er than any other fortress in England. Visit our mediaeval Castle, Gardens, Butterfly House and visit our website for special events taking place.
    1. 2 Apr 20235 Nov 2023
  2. Crocodiles of the World
    Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  3. Combe Mill
    A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other small steam engines and model engines. Rural artefacts, visiting craftsmen and working forge
    1. 18 Mar 202331 Oct 2023
  4. Wilson Art Gallery cafe
    Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries. Also home to The Wilson Kitchen arts café with its stylish mix of colourful interiors, artwork, music and great food.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  5. Cogges cottage garden and manor house
    Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a beautifully preserved collection of farm buildings, manor house, and walled garden, set in its own grounds, with farm animals, outdoor adventure play and café.
    1. 13 Mar 20231 Nov 2023
  6. The British Motor Museum
    Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 - over 400 cars to discover.
    1. 2 Jan 202323 Dec 2023
  7. The Museum in the Park
    The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Our collection tells the story of the Stroud Valleys and the wider district, giving you the chance to find out about the people who lived and worked here.
    1. 1 Jan 202330 Nov 2023
  8. Slimbridge
    Planning on visiting the amazing WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre?...If so, click here to get the latest information direct from the official Cotswolds tourism site!
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  9. Court Barn Museum
    Court Barn Museum celebrates the talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the North Cotswolds since the beginning of the twentieth century.
    1. 1 Apr 202330 Sep 2023
    2. 1 Oct 202331 Mar 2024
  10. Chedworth Roman Villa
    Cradled in a beautiful Cotswold valley rest the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain.
    1. 6 Feb 202326 Nov 2023
  11. Blenheim Palace aerial photo
    A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Whether enjoying a day visit to this magnificent home to the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, or as a regular visitor able to appreciate the changing seasons and an annual programme of historical and cultural events, you will be sure to feel enriched by the Blenheim Palace experience. Britain’s Greatest Palace.
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  12. Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
    Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.
    1. 8 Feb 202322 Dec 2023
  13. The recipient will get a personally guided tour of the Mill and will have time under instruction to make a poker and toasting fork to take home with them.
    1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
  14. Burford Tolsey Museum & Archive
    Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  15. Charlbury Museum
    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.
    1. 26 Mar 202330 Sep 2023
  16. Penguins at Birdland Park and Gardens
    In a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, Birdland is home to over 500 birds of 130 different species. Open all year. Only group of King Penguins in England.
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    3. 1 Nov 202331 Mar 2024
  17. Chipping Norton Museum of Local History
    An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and run by the local history society.
    1. 19 Mar 202331 Oct 2023
  18. Corinium Museum, Cirencester
    Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this Award Winning Museum. Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city.
    1. 1 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
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  19. Oxford Bus Museum
    A museum containing 30 preserved buses dating back to 1913, an 1881 horse drawn tram, the Morris Motors Museum with vehicles from 1925 to 1977 and 45 vintage bicycles dating back to 1817.
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  20. Rana, Asiatic Lion, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
    Get eye-to-eye with giraffe, watch rhinos grazing on Gothic Manor House lawns or walk with lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful Parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!
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    2. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  21. Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre (photo CSHC)
    The building may be only 15' by 30' but its ancient walls contain state of the art technology, with touch screens telling the remarkable stories of two eminent sons of the village, Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India (1732-1818) and geologist William Smith (1769-1839)
    1. 2 Apr 202425 Sep 2024
  22. The British Motor Museum
    Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 – there’s something for everyone!
    1. 2 Jan 202323 Dec 2023
  23. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
    The GWSR is a volunteer run steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds.
    1. 7 Mar 20233 Jan 2024
  24. Kelmscott Manor
    The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
    1. 1 Apr 202329 Oct 2023
  25. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens Keeper Experiences
    Take a walk on the wild side and get involved with some of the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  26. Combe Mill
    Take part in steam raising and preparing the beam engine before learning to drive it.
    1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
  27. Crocodiles of the World Keeper Experiences
    Wild keeper experiences at the UK's only crocodile zoo. We have a keeper experience for a range of budgets and requirements, from feeding our Giant Galapagos Tortoises to a whole day VIP experience.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  28. Typewriter and other items
    A historical collection of items used by the police in the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
    1. 2 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  29. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre
    This superbly restored 17th century building, once a shop selling hats, is home to our innovative heritage centre. Using our state of the art portable guides and interactive games, so you can get a taste of our fascinating local history.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  30. A family of 5 sits inside a mock up of a Horsa glider, the type used on D-Day, while wearing miliatry-style costumes.
    SOFO is dedicated to military heritage. Appealing to all visitors, families, historians, and groups, the museum is thematically led and tells fascinating stories using personal archive and accounts from across Oxfordshire.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  31. Nature in Art
    Nature in Art is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  32. Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  33. North Leigh Roman Villa ruins
    The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode valley. The most important feature is a near complete mosaic floor, which can be seen through a viewing window. This is an English Heritage site with access at any reasonable time.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  34. Witney Museum
    A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000 years.
    1. 1 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
  35. Sudeley Castle
    Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
    1. 12 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
  36. Child and dinosaur
    A large 18th century house, home to the County’s collections. Explore Oxfordshire’s story from the Jurassic period through to Anglo-Saxons and Victorians to modern day. Garden Café, Museum Gift Shop & Gardens.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  37. Gloucester Cathedral
    Gloucester Cathedral of honey coloured lime stone is a place of worship and architectural gem with crypt, cloisters, Chapter House set in its precincts. Shop selling souvenirs, cards, CDs and gifts.
    1. Woodchester Mansion
      Discover the story of this never-to-be completed Victorian Gothic Mansion, see our colonies of Horseshoe bats, learn about Victorian building techniques and about the Leigh Family for whom it was built.
      1. 3 Apr 20231 Nov 2023
    St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)